February 12, 2009

NHL: Ottawa 5, Philadelphia 2

Dany Heatley, Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza all had a goal and an assist Thursday night to carry the Ottawa Senators past Philadelphia 5-2.

The Senators have won three games in a row for the first time since March 2008.

Brian Elliott made 34 saves and Ottawa also got goals from Nick Foligno and Antoine Vermette.

Foligno scored a backbreaking goal with just 14 seconds remaining in the second period to give the Senators a 3-0 lead.

Antero Niittymaki allowed all five scores on 23 shots to end the Flyers' two-game winning streak. Niittymaki had gone 5-1 with a 2.07 goals-against average in his previous six appearances.

Elliott did not allow a goal until Darroll Powe's slapshot got past him 8 minutes deep in the third.